Kidney/Renal

Prominent kidney researcher appointed to Order of Canada (Dr. Adeera Levin)

CHÉOS Scientist Dr. Adeera Levin has been appointed to the Order of Canada, one of Canada’s highest civilian honours, for her leadership in the treatment of kidney disease.

In addition to her CHÉOS Scientist appointment, locally, Dr. Levin is the Executive Director of the B.C. Provincial Renal Agency, a Clinical Professor and Head of the Division of Nephrology in the Faculty of Medicine at UBC, and a consultant nephrologist at Providence Health Care.

'You have your life back,' transplant recipient, donor support annual walk (St. Paul's Hospital)

Deb Leisle and Bonnie Cockrum share a unique bond: their kidneys. 

Gift of a lifetime (St. Paul's Hospital)

Karyn Sharp has been living with one of her mother's kidneys for 26 years.

Opinion: Giving the gift of life (St. Paul's Hospital)

In April 2007, I was told to find a kidney donor.

“I've had 31 years that I should have never had” (Dr. David Landsberg, St. Paul's Hospital)

Kelly Johnston has been living on borrowed time for the last 30 years.

Specialist says diabetes tracking would help Yukoners (Dr. Adeera Levin, St. Paul's Hospital)

Yukon residents would benefit from a system to determine how many people have diabetes, according to Dr. Adeera Levin, a nephrologist at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver who treats patients with chronic kidney disease, one of the serious complications from diabetes.

Searching for PROOF of person-specific prevention and care (Prevention of Organ Failure Centre of Excellence)

We are all too aware of the immense global burden of heart, lung and kidney failure, and the challenges they pose to communities, health systems, care providers, and patients and families. 

Type 2 Diabetes Overtakes Type 1 Diabetes in Young People

A new study by researchers at Providence Health Care (PHC) shows Type 2 diabetes has drastically increased in people under 30, even surpassing Type 1 diabetes.

Police inspector in Abbotsford, B.C., to donate kidney to fellow officer (St. Paul's Hospital)

Forget about a million-dollar jackpot. A British Columbia police detective says he’s won the lottery on life after one of his supervisors volunteered to give him a kidney.

Nanaimo man makes full recovery after receiving kidney from wife (St. Paul's Hospital)

Earlier this year, Terry Picard discovered the kidney donor he desperately needed had been right next to him for over 30 years.

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